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SoftSide Magazine

SoftSide Magazine is a defunct computer magazine, begun in October 1978 by Roger Robitaille and published by SoftSide Publications of Milford, New Hampshire. Descriptions for this collection have been added by Thomas Chester.

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program 63
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disk 59
print 53
goto 50
data 37
computer 31
software 30
gosub 29
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radio shack 23
atari 22
poke 22
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postage 21
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lance micklus 20
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order 15
visa 15
prices subject 14
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include exact 13
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basic 12
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george blank 11
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disk version 10
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data base 6
softside adventure 6
swat table 6
adventure 5
cassette 5
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return subroutine 5
scott adams 5
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color computer 4
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personal finance 4
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warner communications 4
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james garon 3
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jon voskuil 2
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michael kelleher 2
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SoftSide Magazine Issue 51 (Alternatives to BASIC) (December 1982). Alternatives to BASIC (This exploration of the most popular languages available for microcomputers today, with comparisons to BASIC, reaches an interesting conclusion.) - Allen L. Wold, The US Festival — Rock Show or Technology Fair (It was touted as a blend of technology fair and rock music extravaganza. Did it live up to its advance billing?) - Virginia Lyons, Review of Starting FORTH - Peter J. Favaro, Editorial,...
Topics: walden, books, bookseller, dalton, computer, softside, atari, disk, program, data, walden books,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 53 (Computer Telecommunications) (February 1983). Deluxe Personal Finance — The Budget Program (TRS-80 version by Lance Micklus. Translations and modifications by the SoftSide Programming Staff. In the second installment we present a budget program to help you manage your money more efficiently.) - SoftSide Staff, My Side Of The Page (Everything you need to know about the Electronic Bulletin Board.) - Lance Micklus, News From The Source (A report on the nation's first...
Topics: print, program, softside, disk, data, computer, gosub, goto, software, programs, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 58 (Relieve Tension With Your Computer) (August 1983). CALC/SIDE: "Whatiffing" With VisiCalc (Visicalc's powerful recalculation feature opens the door to the fun of "whatiffing." You can see instantly the effects of substituting alternative sets of values for your variables.) - David Peters, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW: The Office of the Future (Computerized offices open the door to new working environments and lifestyles. Telecommuting is the next step in...
Topics: print, computer, softside, software, program, disk, gosub, atari, programs, educational, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 61 (Guide to Games) (January 1984). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The Futurephone: A Broader View: Part III (The size of the futurephone will play a large part in altering the way you use this homely tool. You may have to choose between the inconvenience of a large device in every room, or the convenience of a handset without full function.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION WarGames and the World Connection (Though the WarGames film has a few plot holes, computer break-ins...
Topics: softside, software, computer, disk, atari, reviewed, game, apple, games, suggested retail, video...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 23 (Fly a Sailplane) (August 1980). How Much Computer Do You Need? - Blank, Graphics for the S-80, Apple, and Atari (Explanation of graphics on each machine) - Staff, Keystroke Karnival (The poor man's joystick) (Atari) - Garon, You can have Sound (Sound routines for the Apple, Atari, and S-80) - Bouchard, Sailplan (Soar to new heights) (S-80) - Nunn, Caribbean Cruising (Sailing in the wind) (Apple) - Pelczarski and Klink, Pro Tour '80 (Golf: can you break par?) (S-80) -...
Topics: plot, program, print, goto, disk, poke, gosub, apple, atari, graphics, toll free, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 27 (Kidnapped) (December 1980). Say 'YoHo' (For adventurers) - Scott Adams, What to Do While the Program Loads (Make the most of those free moments) - Sherry Taylor, SoftSide's Developing Data Base, Part 4 (Search routines) - Mark Pelczarski, Rich Bouchard, and Phillip Case, Reviews (A look at Olympic Decathlon & Galaxy Invasion) (S-80) - Dave Albert and Glen Ohlund, Connect-A-Dot (The game we all played as kids) (Apple) - Duane Barts, Word Problems (The thing I...
Topics: goto, print, plot, data, disk, program, softside, software, vlin, machine language, adventure...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 55 (Computer Video) (April 1983). Entertainment Tomorrow (Robots scurrying through your home, computerized TV gameshows and a boom in educational computer games are the author's predictions for the not-so-distant future.) - Fred D'Ignazio, The World Connection (In this installment, we take a look at the "little guys" of computer data communications - bulletin board systems.) - Tim Knight, Where Has All the Resolution Gone? An Introduction to Video (Bridge the...
Topics: graphics, program, softside, atari, disk, color, computer, apple, software, screen, voice box,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 60 (Graphics Programs) (November 1983). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The FuturePhone: A Broader View, Part II (Packaging and transmitting information is one of the most pressing challenges of the future, and rapidly developing telephone technology will play a leading part in solving intrinsic problems.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION Establishing Your Own Bulletin Board Service (Without a human operator (SYSOP) you have no BBS, and here are a few guidelines if you are...
Topics: graphics, softside, disk, computer, color, program, apple, software, ibm, atari, graphics utility,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 25 (Earth Port II) (October 1980). SoftSide's Developing Data Base, Part 2 (Update and Delete Functions are added) - Mark Pelczarski, Rich Bouchard, and James Garon, Garon's Goodies (those neglected space compression codes) (S-80) - James Garon, Say "YoHo" (A new column for Adventurers) - Scott Adams, Sound for your Computer (Light sabers) - James Hagani and Staff, The Harder Side of Life (Hardside is heard from) - Bob Kinerk, Computer Graphics (Simulating...
Topics: print, program, disk, goto, plot, software, computer, data, color, radio shack, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 56 (Financial Operations) (June 1983). THE WORLD CONNECTION (Discover the many entertaining pastimes available on the large user networks.) - Tim Knight, CALC/SIDE: The VisiCalc Spreadsheet Comes Home (Learn how to merge VisiCalc models to compare sets of data.) - David Peters, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW: The Ubiquitous Bar Code (Library catalogues and book check systems, and books for the blind are among the myriad potential uses of the bar code.) - Allen L. Wold,...
Topics: program, atari, disk, softside, computer, programs, print, software, joystick, apple, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 52 (Personal Finance) (January 1983). Deluxe Personal Finance - TRS-80 version (Translations and modifications by the SoftSide Programming Staff. We present the checking account program of an impressive personal finance package in part one of two. It's time to get control of where your money's going.) - Lance Micklus, Entertainment Tomorrow (In Television — A Changing World, the author discusses the dynamic nature of television's impact on our society.) - Allen L....
Topics: data, print, goto, softside, program, gosub, poke, disk, atari, apple, data...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 45 (Dungeons of the Gods) (June 1982). Escape from the Dungeons of the Gods (Translations by Alex Lee and Rich Bouchard. Encryption modifications by Rich Bouchard, William Kubeck, and Alan J. Zett. Prepare yourself for subterranean adventures as you search for treasures, fight monsters, and try to retrieve the "Chest of the Gods." You'll appreciate the encrypted program listing which keeps its secrets hidden until you play.) - Ray Sato. SWAT (Translations by...
Topics: print, program, goto, softside, gosub, disk, apple, swat, computer, gsv, machine language, swat...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 39 (Titan) (December 1981). VARPTR Edited (Editing packed strings) - John T. Phillipp M.D., POKE Your Atari — Part 2 (CLOADing troubles solved) - Alan J. Zett, User-Defined Functions (TRS-80 DEFFN feature explored) - David A. Gash, Review of Voyage of the Valkyrie - Alan J. Zett, Race for Midnight - Ulf Lindmark, Missile Command - Dean F. H Macy, Microtext 1.0 (A simple word processor) (Apple, Atari, S-80) - Jon Voskuil, Titan (Mining on a Saturn moon) (Apple, Atari,...
Topics: print, softside, gosub, program, return, htab, vtab, goto, atari, poke, softside december, drill...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 54 (Game Design) (March 1983). Review of Starcross: Interlogic Science Fiction - Jay Marrone, Entertainment Tomorrow: Disney's EPCOT — Technology or Magic? (Explore the history and the wonder of EPCOT, the world's premier theme park. The legacy of Walt Disney's genius has brought entertainment technology to the brink of magic.) - Fred D'Ignazio, The Battle For Your Mind? Secrets of Game Software Design (What keeps us sitting at our computers for hours on end? Why can't...
Topics: softside, program, disk, graphics, color, software, atari, apple, computer, programs, enhanced...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 30 (Volcano) (March 1981). Basic Personified (Exploring the world of Base) - Roger W. Robitaille Sr, Database (The Final Chapter) - Mark Pelczarski and Rich Bouchard, Computer Graphics (Three-D Rotation, Part IV) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, Reviews (ABM, Galaxy Wars, Monty Plays Monopoly) - Dave Albert and Jon Voskuil, Big Apple Adventure (Madness at Tiffany's) - Christopher U. Light and Chris Light Jr, Atari Memory Upgrade (How is an Atari like an elephant?) (Atari) -...
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Topics: print, goto, program, disk, softside, computer, apple, gosub, cassette, basic, toll free, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 50 (Hopper) (November 1982). Hopper (Translations by Rich Bouchard, Kerry Shetline and Alan J. Zett. You poor little frog! You've lost your way and can't find your way home. When you finally see it, a busy highway and river stand in your way.) - Howard Wolkow, Entertainment Tomorrow (Have you ever fantasized about driving a race car or exploring the moon's surface? With a telefactor device your fantasies may soon come closer to reality.) - Allen L. Wold, Games for...
Topics: data, softside, atari, poke, disk, graphics, program, computer, apple, swat, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 49 (Sounds of the Future) (October 1982). Entertainment Tomorrow (In the not-so-distant future, libraries and bookstores may undergo drastic changes, as computer books with no pages place the world's literature at your fingertips. Imagine carrying a computer the size of a paperback book containing the capabilities of the Library of Congress. It's not that far away!) - Allen L. Wold, Computer Nightmare (This author may have been at his computer for too many hours. Heed...
Topics: softside, disk, program, data, atari, computer, poke, print, graphics, music, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 05 (The 1040 Tamed) (February 1979). Form 1040 - George Clisham, Writing Good Computer Games, Part II: Mechanics - Rev. George Blank, Concentration - Lance Micklus, Elements Quiz - Roger W. Robitaille Sr., Programming Hint For Disk Users, Cribbage Update - Roger W. Robitaille Sr., TSE Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: program, level, data, disk, print, vou, computer, goto, software, inventory, radio shack, lance...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 44 (Solitaire) (May 1982). Solitaire (Translations by Alan J. Zett and Rich Bouchard Klondike, the addictive one-player card game that just about everyone knows simply as "solitaire," is beautifully implemented here for all three computers. The constant problems of shuffling the deck and rearranging the sloppy piles of cards are finally solved!) - Larry Williams, Entertainment Tomorrow (The authors discuss the dungeons and the adventures of the past and...
Topics: return, print, program, softside, graphics, gosub, data, poke, disk, goto, machine language, return...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 47 (Operation Sabotage) (August 1982). Operation: Sabotage (Translations by Ron Shaker and Rich Bouchard. Encryption modifications by Rich Bouchard, Bill Kubeck and Alan J. Zett. In another of our encrypted adventures, you'll be challenged to infiltrate an alien installation on Mars. They are planning to build an incredible defense shield and you must steal the plans and destroy the complex. Good luck — you may get out alive.) - Ray Sato, C.A.T.S. (Parts II & III)...
Topics: print, goto, gosub, softside, disk, gsv, return, program, vtab, peek, enhanced disk, code length,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 26 (Kriegspiel) (November 1980). Card Draw (A computer card shuffler) (S-80) - Arthur Glecker, SoftSide's Developing Data Base, Part III (Customize your own data base program) - Mark Pelczarski, Z-80 SoftCard & DOS 3.3 (Apple Reviews) (Apple) - Mark Pelczarski, Computer Aided Drawing & Design (Rotation of images in HI-RES) - Joan Truckenbrod, CopyCat + (An improved LIVE-KEY input routine) (S-80) - A. Douglas Werbeck, Meteor Storm (Can you survive the asteroid...
Topics: gosub, goto, disk, program, data, print, software, computer, basic, plot, softside november,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 29 (Miner) (February 1981). Database (SoftSide's data base continues) - Mark Pelczarski, Rich Bouchard, and Phillip Case, Computer Graphics (Three-D Rotation, Part III) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, Denizens of Byte Hotel (The Prince of Q$ encounters the Priests of String Gathering) - Roger W. Robitaille Sr, Eye Hand Coordination (The travails of Mom in Computerland) - Judy Neyhart, Out of Sorts? (How to keep your zebras and aardvarks straight) (S-80) - George Blank, The...
Topics: disk, print, return, program, cassette, goto, software, computer, gosub, toll, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 37 (Envyrn) (October 1981). I-$tring Produces Envyrn(tm) (A revolutionary breakthrough in entertainment software) - Roger W. Robitaille Sr, About the Centerfold - Staff, Envyrn(tm) Preliminary Editor (The first code to be unveiled) - Rich Bouchard, Envyrn(tm), Its Marketing (A fresh approach to a unique product) - Roger W. Robitaille Sr, Envyrn(tm) GAMEPLAY/BAS (Instructions for S-80 DV) - Rich Bouchard. Take Apart: Atari Quest (The technique explained) - Alan J. Zett,...
Topics: print, goto, softside, program, data, apple, atari, poke, vtab, octon, softside october, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 42 (Hexapawn) (March 1982). Hexapawn (Hexapawn is a marker game played on a three-by-three grid that gets harder to win the more you play. The computer is given a set of operating instructions that enable it to improve its decision-making ability based on the success or failure of previous decisions.) - Carl Bevington, Sensuous Programmer ("J" boldly leaps off the deep end and gives an introduction to TRS-80, Apple, and ATARI graphics.) - "J",...
Topics: print, softside, htab, graphics, goto, gosub, poke, program, data, vtab, softside march, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 35 (Quest 1) (August 1981). Computer Graphics (Reflective Symmetry) - Joan Truckenbrod, Video Reverse Modification (S-80 Do it yourself) - Ed Umlor, Lemonade or Champagne (The last round) - Will Hagenbuck, VARPTR Used (Would your buy a used VARPTR from this man?) - John T. Phillip M.D., Reviews (APPL-L-ISP, 3-D Computer Graphics Package) - Mark A. Ohlund and Alan J. Zett, Quest 1 (Look out for the Wraiths) (S-80,Apple,Atari) - Brian Reynolds, Rich Bouchard, and Alan J....
Topics: print, data, goto, program, gosub, htab, softside, vtab, return, input, softside august, graphics...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 59 (Broadway Adventure) (September 1983). THE WORLD CONNECTION Computer Crime: Pirates and Phone Phreaks (Technological crime is burgeoning in the microcomputer age. The source of the illness lies in the expanded capabilities the new technology offers, but so does the cure.) - Tim Knight, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The Futurephone: A Broader View (The telephone is a familiar device most of us use every day. Major changes are ahead which may affect our lives in significant...
Topics: print, disk, data, softside, computer, atari, software, adventure, goto, game, enhanced disk,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 48 (Computer Graphics) (September 1982). The Electronic Renaissance: The Future Impact of Computers on Art and Culture (Many "authorities" have speculated that the age of computers and technology will bring the decay of the family and our appreciation of the beauty of life. Saul Bernstein, one of the best known figures in microcomputer graphics, offers some startling predictions of the opposite effect.) - Saul Bernstein, My Side of the Page (Lance continues his...
Topics: graphics, program, softside, color, poke, print, disk, screen, display, software, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 31 (Bridge Contractors) (April 1981). Modifying String Variables (Tricks with your VARPTR) (S-80) - Benjamin Junge, Computer Graphics (Perspective Drawing) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, Applesoft Chaining (Quick & Dirty vs. Elegant) (Apple) - Murray Summers, What to Do After the Program Loads (With apologies to Sherry Taylor) - Ed Ting, Paddle Sound Effects (The name says it all) (Apple) - James Dwyer, Reviews (Temple of Apshai, Apple Machine Language, Dragonquest) -...
Topics: print, data, program, poke, goto, gosub, lines, vtab, disk, apple, toll free, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 20 (Star Trek) (May 1980). LiveKeys - The World's Smallest Word Processor - A. Douglas Werbeck, 44,000 Star Trek Program - Lance Micklus, Review of Tycoon - Brad Cameron, Star Trek III.4 - Lance Micklus, Day of the Week - George Blank, Encounter in the Near Tholian Sector - Barry L. Adams, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Input, Programming Hints, Bug Report, Market Basket, Convenience Order Forms.
Topics: reh, disk, level, program, print, gosub, goto, quadrant, void, long range, lance micklus, star...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 33 (Old Glory) (June 1981). The Race of the Sorts (A Showdown of sorts) (S-80) - Rik Karlsson, Computer Graphics (More Pattern Generation) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, Custom Tapes (Waste not, want not) - Ed Ting, Lemonade or Champagne (Will Hagenbuch's book in serial form) - Will Hagenbuch, All RAMs Are Not Created Equal (Tribulations in Chip City) - Joseph V. Cesaitis, Reviews (Lords of Karma, Poker Tournament, Thrilogy of Games, Micro-Painter) - Dave Albert and Jon...
Topics: print, program, data, goto, softside, computer, poke, input, atari, plot, softside june, soflside...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 34 (Volleyball) (July 1981). Go Public With Your Computer (Hear ye! Hear ye!) - Harland Hill, Letter from the Publisher (Magazine of the Future) - Roger W. Robitaille Sr, Computer Graphics (Designing your own patterns) - Joan Truckenbrod, Lemonade or Champagne (Another glass, please) - Will Hagenbuch, VARPTR Unmasked (Who was that masked VARPTR?) - John T. Phillip M.D., The Little Computer That Wouldn't (Computer that grounded Columbia) - Sherry M. Taylor, Reviews...
Topics: print, goto, data, softside, program, poke, disk, atari, vtab, computer, softside july, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 43 (Special Edition - Word Processing) (April 1982). Microtext 1.2 (SoftSide's basic BASIC word processor for all three systems acquires line editing capabilities, plus a few changes to the two previous installments.) - Jon R. Voskuil, Sensuous Programmer ("J" concludes a year-long exploration of the ins and outs of the intimate art of BASIC programming with some philosophical meanderings.) - "J", Review of Introduction to Word Processing - Dave...
Topics: print, program, softside, goto, text, disk, poke, word, data, programs, word processing, word...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 46 (Computers in Education) (July 1982). CATS (Translations by Alan J. Zett. The Computer-Assisted Testing System will turn your micro into a masterful testing machine. This time we bring you the input module and will complete this educational utility in the next issue.) - Jon Voskuil, Entertainment Tomorrow - (The authors continue their series on computer aided special effects in the film industry. This time — a fascinating scenario considering the movie theatres of...
Topics: program, print, softside, graphics, disk, computer, display, goto, basic, input, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 57 (Microtext 2) (July 1983). ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW - Gourmet Cooking Computer-style (The kitchen of the future might include a robot chef and open on to a computer-controlled greenhouse. Imagine gourmet meals prepared by a different "guest chef" every night. Have your computer take a weekly inventory and automatically transmit your order to the supermarket, for delivery at your convenience.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION Network Conversations...
Topics: print, disk, softside, atari, program, apple, poke, text, software, computer, word processor, bank...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 36 (Flip It) (September 1981). NEWBASIC Documentation (DV Premieres) - Modular Software Associates, Mixed Text and Graphics in HGR2 (An Apple blender for text and graphics) - Jon Voskuil, One Liner Challenge (A how-to for compact creativity) - Bill Howell, VARPTR Again (Packing machine language into strings) - John T. Phillip M.D., Reviews (Robotwar) - Jon Voskuil, Flip-It (Before it flips you) (S-80,Apple,Atari) - Michael Prescott and Alan J. Zett, Word Challenge (Meet...
Topics: goto, print, gosub, return, program, softside, disk, basic, command, poke, softside september,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 24 (Dr. Livingston) (September 1980). Saving Time and Fingertips (Tips to remember) (S-80) - Causer, Computers in Education (Have they made a difference) - Pelczarski, What Do You Do With Your Computer (Is the expense justifiable?) - Blank, Computer Graphics (How to scale objects) - Truckenbrod, Adventurer's Guidebook (Shorthand, maps and mazes) - Garon, Sound For Your Computer (Simulating hoofbeats) - Hagani, HPLOT and DRAWTO for the S-80 (Simulating new graphics...
Topics: print, program, disk, goto, data, poke, apple, gosub, computer, software, data base, toll free,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 62 (Compact Discs) (February 1984). THE WORLD CONNECTION Low Cost Entry System (Small can be beautiful if your wallet is thin. Telecommunications is affordable and this installment will show you how.) - Tim Knight, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW The Futurephone: A Broader View, Part IV (Optimistic writers sometimes overlook the awkward transition from a less technological to a more technological lifestyle. Here is a discussion of some of the obstacles to mass use of the...
Topics: music, softside, computer, atari, buv, program, musical, apple, disk, software, random access,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 32 (Dairy Farming) (May 1981). The Sensuous Programmer (Who is this guy, anyway?) - "J", Kudos & Klunkers (A look at Model III TRSDOS) (S-80) - Wynne Keller, Computer Graphics (Perspective Drawing, Part II) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, SoftSide Directory (All the programs that fit, since Day 1) - Editors, Reviews (Hellfire Warrior, Basketball, Strip Dice, Pseudodisk) - Bob Lidell, Dave Albert, and Jon Voskuil, Bombardment (Missile warfare via keyboard)...
Topics: program, softside, computer, print, goto, disk, atari, programs, apple, basic, lance micklus,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 18 (Produce a Broadway Play) (March 1980). Add - Terry Hazelett, Line Four - Robert Speaks, System Emulators - Roy Niederhoffer, Broadway - Robert Saturn, A Game Designer's View - Ian Chadwick, Sonic Torpedos - Phillip Case, Take Apart (Sonic Torpedos), Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Programming Hints, Input, Bug Report, Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: disk, program, level, vou, software, shipping, vour, goto, game, exchange, lance micklus, micro...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 22 (Adventureland) (July 1980). Adventures - James Garon, Micro-80 Pinball Machine - Garth Jensen, Take Apart: Pinball - Garth Jensen, Adventureland - Scott Adams, Lost Dutchman's Gold - Teri Li, Outgoing Mail, Programming Hints, Input, Bug Report, Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: disk, level, program, adventure, vou, software, programs, softside, pinball, basic, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 41 (Space Rescue) (February 1982). Space Rescue (You have been selected as a member of the exploration party searching for life on the planet Arcturus III. Radar indicates a meteor storm headed straight for that solar system. Can you, in your two-person rocket, rescue the people stranded there without crashing into a meteor? You are their only hope.) - Matt Rutter, Sensuous Programmer (In this tenth installment, "J" discusses the use of logical operators and...
Topics: print, softside, htab, goto, vtab, program, disk, color, programs, gosub, print spci, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 19 (Casino Games) (April 1980). Solitaire - James Garon, Take Apart (Solitaire), Hope it Doesn't Work - Ron Potkins, ICBM - Rod Fitzgerald, Programming Made Easy in 580 Bytes (A Review of T-Short) - Sherry M. Taylor, A Review of Word Challenge - Scott Adams, Slot Machine - James A. Hagani, Stud Poker - Dave Bohlke, Draw Poker - Lee Blumenthal and Joel Willard, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Programming Hints, Bug Report, Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: disk, level, goto, gosub, program, return, basic, software, printer, shipping, lance micklus,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 40 (Gambler) (January 1982). Computer Graphics (Patterns with vertical reflection) - Joan R. Truckenbrod, Modify EDTASM for the Model III (Part 1 of the fix) - Randy Hawkins, COMMANDing BASIC (RESTORE a data pointer to a specified line number) - Alan J. Zett, Review of Experiments in Artificial Intelligence - Luigi Bisceglia, Review of Graphics Editor and Programmer - Margaret M. Grothman, Microtext 1.1 (Add the printout module to your word processor) (Apple, Atari,...
Topics: print, gosub, softside, goto, program, poke, htab, data, return, hplot, softside january, model...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 21 (Micro Millionaire) (June 1980). Printing Calculator - D.L. Morrow, Numbagels - Peter Krisch, Fix Keyboard Bounce Forever - Al and Gary Lowe, Simple Sound Interface - Edward Ting, Micro Millionaire - George Blank, Galaxy Combat - Phil Case, Outgoing Mail, Programming Hints, Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: disk, program, level, software, vou, return, basic, computer, programs, mode, machine language,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 17 (Land the Shuttle) (February 1980). Scott Adams' Backgammon, Special Space Game Section, Parachute - Norman McAllister, Deadstick - Al Ragsdale, Play It Again Sam - Alan Zett, Deep Six - Chris Freund, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Programming Hints, Input, Bug Report, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: print, disk, level, orbiter, mach, program, theh, alfa, altitude, goto, micro tax, space shuttle,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 28 (Convoy) (January 1981). Database (SoftSide's data base continues) - Mark Pelczarski, Rich Bouchard, and Phillip Case, Computer Graphics (This month we stay with 3-D) (Apple) - Joan Truckenbrod, Reviews (A look at Olympic Decathlon and Flight Simulator) (S-80) - Dave Albert and Phillip Case, Press-Ups (Match wits with your computer) (S-80) - Carl & Ellen Weaver, Computer Space (You against your computer in space war) (Apple) - William Edmunds, Pinball II (Pinball...
Topics: print, disk, goto, data, softside, software, program, cassette, computer, gosub, toll free, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 14 (Everest) (November 1979). Energy Cost - George Blank, Isolate - James Garon, Picture Puzzles - Arnold Gross, Everest - Byron A. Myhre, Doodle Pad - R. B. Nottingham, Review of Bridge Challenger - Wynne Keller, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Input - A Column of Your Letters, Take Apart - Isolate, Programming Hints (CLEAR, Cold Start, Multiple USR Calls), Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: level, disk, goto, program, vou, print, vour, dfltfl, software, data, machine language, software...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 38 (Music in the Micro) (November 1981). Badly Needed — Good Educational Programs (A guide for building educational software) - William D. Hedges, The Tone Envelope (The micro container for sound) - Christopher U. Light, Review of Orchestra-85 - Robb Murray, Review of Atari Music Composer - Randal L. Kottwitz, Review of Alf II vs. Musicsystem - Christopher U. Light, Review of Apple Resource Directories - Jon Voskuil, Flight of the Bumblebee (A new buzzword for the...
Topics: data, print, note, softside, program, music, goto, htab, atari, vtab, softside november, machine...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 59 (1983-09 TRS-80). FRONT RUNNER: Broadway (The roar of the crowd and the hum of the silicon chip are irresistible attractions to the exciting world of the theatre.) - Robert Saturn, DV BONUS PROGRAM: Bee Wary (In this arcade game without aliens, lasers and bombs, you play a bee locked in mortal combat with a spider - one of Nature's timeless battles. Sometimes the bee wins, and sometimes the spider has bee steak for dinner.) - Leo Christopherson, Flying the...
Topics: softside, selections, program, altitude, runway, producer, airport, swat, blfi, heading, softside...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 60 (1983-11 Atari). STOMP (Here is SoftSide's latest assault on typos, to make life easier for users who type in their programs from printed listings. This new, official debugging utility replaces SWAT, and offers still more assistance if you type in BASIC code.) - Alan J. Zett, Draw 7+ (Now you can spare yourself the work of mastering machine language and Display Lists. This program lets you create an endless variety of superb Atari graphics.) - Steven...
Topics: stomp, poke, softside, graphics, data, color, program, selections, gosub, atari, softside...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 15 (Oil Baron) (December 1979). Oil Baron - Paul Knechtel, Drag Race - Chris Freund, Christmas Show and Tell - Randy Hawkins, Index to BASIC Reference Manual - Kemp J. Beaty, Towers of Hanoi - Chet Kaczneski, Slalom - Denslo Hamlin, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Programming Hints (TRS-DOS 2.3, IF...THEN...ELSE, Clear Portion of Screen, Extended Tab, DELETE), Bug Report, Input - A Column of Your Letters, Market Basket, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: goto, disk, level, program, vou, print, data, programs, memory, oil, radio shack, disk systems,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 03 (Santa Parvia) (December 1978). Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio - George Blank, TRS-80 Programming Hints, Bad Code Solution, Biorhythms - Frank B. Rowlett Jr., Mortgage Calculation - Russell Starkey, Spelling Bee - Lance Micklus, Six Million Dollar [10K] Clock - Peter Ashley, Chess Clock, Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: program, goto, level, grain, computer, inventory, serfs, print, briar, data, briar cliff, cliff...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 16 (Moving Maze) (January 1980). Moving Maze - Paul Klinger, Bomber - Chris Freund, Reflection - Ted Lindstrom, Dante's Inferno - Gerald Bernor, Basic Pitfalls - William Mason, Duck Hunter - Don Lubarsky, Outgoing Mail - George Blank, Programming Hints, Input, Bug Report, Convenient Order Forms.
Topics: disk, goto, level, vou, poke, program, print, basic, newdos, assembly language, radio shack,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 09 (Balloon Crossing) (June 1979). Amazin' Maze - Michael Kelleher, Atlantic Balloon Crossing - Dean Powell, Take A Part, German Word Quiz - Computer Graphics, Nim - James Garon, Home Appliance Record System - Ray Herald, Entrapment - Robert C. Hall III, Excerpt: A page from The BASIC Handbook - David A. Lien, Programming Hints, Reader Poll, TSE Market Basket Catalog - TRS-80 Software Exchange.
Topics: program, print, vou, level, disk, goto, balloon, software, softside, programs, disk systems, lance...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 59 (1983-09 Apple). FRONT RUNNER: Broadway (The roar of the crowd and the hum of the silicon chip are irresistible attractions to the exciting world of the theatre.) - Robert Saturn (Apple version by William Morris and John Cope), DV BONUS PROGRAM: The Prisoner (An Orwellian "Big Brother" computer exiles you to an impregnable island prison. You may even forget that escape is the goal of this spellbinding adventure, reminiscent of the TV series of the...
Topics: print, goto, htab, vtab, gsv, softside, gosub, data, selections, inverse, softside selections, mad...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 61 (1984-01 Front Runner). CRISIS (A ruthless race of aliens has taken possession of the Empire State Building. Your goal is to rescue the hostages.) (Apple) - Lyle Grant, KANGARILLA (Your baby kangaroo has wandered to the top of a four-level maze, and you must rescue him.) (PC) - Oscar Bascara, REBOUND (Fire the moving ball into the colored goal in the center of your screen, but count the barriers you erect with each press of the joystick. They block or...
Topics: softside, print, goto, data, kangaroo, selections, stomp, return, htab, vtab, softside selections,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 06 (Tarot) (March 1979). Tarot - Frank B. Rowlett Jr., Metric/English Converter - Dr. Stephen W. Hebbler, Can You See Through This? - Rev. George Blank, Dive Bomb - Rev. George Blank, Programming Hints, Personal Finance Part I: Checkbook - Lance Micklus, Jig Saw - David Bohlke, Excerpt: A page from The BASIC Handbook - David A Lien, TSE Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: program, level, goto, software, print, disk, programs, inventory, computer, softside, radio shack,...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 54 (1983-01 Atari). FRONT RUNNER: Flip-It II (In this board game, you find your computer a formidable opponent as you match wits trying to outflank and capture one another's pieces.) - Michael Prescott (Atari version by Alan J. Zett), DV Bonus Program: SUCCESS (Is "success" defined in terms of Fame, Money, Happiness, or as a combination of all of these? They may all be yours, with a flip of a coin, in this unique board game.) - Peter J. Favaro,...
Topics: return, softside, data, selections, color, plot, poke, gosub, softside selections, sound, atari...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 62 (1984-02 Front Runner). CONCENTRATION (Your memory will get a serious workout with this computer version of the television game of the same name. How well can you concentrate?) (PC) - Glenn Archer (IBM translation by Kerry Shetline), AT THE CODFISH BALL (Your skill and timing are all important in this arcade-style shooting gallery.) (Atari) - David Plotkin, CRIBBAGE SQUARES (Card game lovers, here is another fine game to play as solitaire or with up to...
Topics: data, hplot, softside, goto, print, selections, poke, gosub, cribbage, spear, softside selections,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 04 (Round the Horn) (January 1979). Programming Hint, 'Round the Horn - George Blank, Writing Good Computer Games Part I: Philosophy - George Blank, Kiddy Slot - David Bolke, Ten Pin Bowling - Frank B. Rowlett Jr., High Speed Graphics for the TRS-80 Computer - Frank B. Rowlett Jr., Comput-A-Sketch - Albert C. Blackwell Jr., Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: computer, program, graphic, level, print, game, poke, gosub, tien, inventory, computer games, briar...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 01 (Cribbage) (October 1978). Cribbage, State Capital Quiz, Death Star, Calculator, Pillbox, TRS-80 Programming Hints, The Market Basket.
Topics: return, program, tie, inventory, computer, die, level, tiie, klingon, cut card, raw data, small...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 07 (Safari) (April 1979). Checkfinder - Lance Micklus, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - James Garon, Rabbits and Foxes - Russell Starkey, Spring Flowers - David Eide, Excerpt: A page from The BASIC Handbook - David A. Lien, Programming Hints, Safari - David J. Bohlke, Take A Part: Safari, Series Circuits - Philip Brown, TSE Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: print, safari, goto, program, cls, return, reh, arrow, scouts, base camp, cancelled checks, russell...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 02 (End Zone) (November 1978). Converting your programs from Level I to Level II in Radio Shack BASIC, Bad Code [a puzzle], Corrections, Troll's Gold, Shopping List, End Zone, What they never told you about Level II, The Market Basket, Octal to Hexadecimal Converter, TRS-80 Programming Hints.
Topics: program, level, return, software, programs, inventory, print, computer, briar, data, briar cliff,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 08 (Dog Star Adventure) (May 1979). Reader Poll, Dog Star Adventure - Lance Micklus, Awari - Scott Adams, Take A Part, Letter Crunch - David Bohlke, Math Drill - D. L. Brown, Super Sub - Michael Winter, TRS-80 Programming Hint, TSE Market Basket Catalog.
Topics: vou, goto, level, return, disk, print, program, gosub, softside, lance micklus, scott adams, george...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 10 (All Star Baseball) (July 1979). All Star Baseball - David Bohlke, Yahtzee - Al Lowe, Tank - James Garon, Spelling Bee - James Garon, Collision - David Bohlke, Take A Part, Excerpt: A Page from The BASIC Handbook - David A. Lien, Programming Hints, TSE Market Basket Catalog - TRS-80 Software Exchange.
Topics: level, disk, goto, software, inventory, program, briar, data, print, lance micklus, basic, briar...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 56 (1983-05 TRS-80). FRONT RUNNER: Poker Squares (In this adaptation of the old poker solitaire game, the challenge is to find the optimum placement for both your good and bad cards.) - Ron O'Laughlin and Bob Whitworth (TRS-80 version by Rich Bouchard), DV BONUS PROGRAM: Micro-Monopoly (This adaptation of the world famous board game pits you against the wily intelligence of your computer.) - Charles W. Scott (TRS-80 version by Paul Schifferli), The Memory Game...
Topics: softside, selections, poker, cards, softslde, program, player, game, memory game, subroutine, code...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 58 (1983-08 Atari). FRONT RUNNER: Relaaax... (This program offers an easy, highly accessible system for relieving the tension that builds up after a long day at the computer, or over a hot stove cooking dinner for the family. After you learn how to use Relaaax..., you can exorcise tension whenever necessary.) - Peter J. Favaro, DV BONUS PROGRAM: Chemistry Assistant (If you hate to look up common chemistry formulas this program is for you. It makes changing...
Topics: gosub, print, softside, selections, program, bosub, data, position, sound, graphics, softside...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 56 (1983-06 Atari). FRONT RUNNER: Poker Squares (In this adaptation of the old poker solitaire game, the challenge is to find the optimum placement for both your good and bad cards.) - Ron O'Laughlin and Bob Whitworth (Atari version by Alan J. Zett), DV BONUS PROGRAM: Five Card Stud Poker (Those arcade shoot-em-ups have nothing over the excitement of betting big bucks on the turn of a single card. In this game, you match wits with four computer-controlled...
Topics: data, softside, poker, atari, selections, position, softslde, cards, blaster, softside selections,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 12 (Engineer) (September 1979). Treasure Dungeon -Tutorial - David E. White, Hangman - Russell Starkey, Pyramids - Lewis E. Garrison, Immediate Mode - Dean C. Westervelt, Engineer - David Bohlke, TSE Market Basket Catalog - TRS-SO Software Exchange, Correction to TANK July 1979 SoftSide.
Topics: data, disk, goto, nextx, level, program, monster, software, dungeon, treasure, software exchange,...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 55 (1983-04 TRS-80). FRONT RUNNER: Minigolf (Play an exciting nine holes on the golf course with your computer and your friends without ever leaving your living room.) - Mitch Voth, DV BONUS PROGRAM: Io-Miner (Evil Proximans, preparing to attach the Sol System, have captured a plutonium mine on Jupiters moon, Io. Your mission: destroy the Proximan's communications module at the mine's lowest level, and save the Earth and her sister planets.) - Peter G....
Topics: softside, selections, defense, softslde, swat, plutonium, alien, cursor, screen, adventure, cursor...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 55 (1983-04 Atari). FRONT RUNNER: Minigolf (Play an exciting nine holes with your computer and your friends, without ever leaving your living room.) - Mitch Voth (Atari translation by Rich Bouchard), DV BONUS PROGRAM: Arachnid (How long can earthly spiders survive when placed in a distant planet's environment with only hostile, alien spiders for company?) - John Ortiz, Smokey (Avoid ruthless Smokeys and other hazards as you try for the speed record in a cross...
Topics: gosub, softside, goto, color, plot, drawto, selections, data, trap, smokey, joystick movement,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 13 (Westward) (October 1979). Outgoing Mail - George Blank, What Kind of Work Do You Enjoy? - G. P. Conanour, Reaction - Chris Freund, Battleship - John M. Delaney, Westward 1847 - Jon C. Sherman.
Topics: level, vou, disk, software, goto, print, basic, programs, vour, return, radio shack, software...
SoftSide Magazine Selections Issue 57 (1983-07 Atari). FRONT RUNNER: Microtext 2.0 (Here is an easy-to-use BASIC word processor with edit, printout and search commands, for the whole family.) - Jon Voskull (Modifications and enhancements by the SoftSide programming staff), DV BONUS PROGRAM: Family Tree Organizer (Return to your genealogical roots with this handy data management package that features a variety of formats - individual biography, pedigree charts and descendant tabulation.) - Fred...
Topics: softside, selections, return, program, data, disk, file, goto, color, edit, softside selections,...
SoftSide Magazine Issue 11 (Melt Down) (August 1979). Melt Down - Michael Winter, Shooting Gallery - Frank B. Rowlett, Storybook - Otto Hansen, Morse Code Tutor - Donald E. Smith, Cryptogram - Rik Pierce, Excerpt: A Page from The BASIC Handbook - David A. Lien, TSE Market Basket Catalog - TRS-80 Software Exchange.
Topics: print, return, level, goto, disk, software, core, vou, basic, radio shack, software exchange, briar...